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Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810194 by Raven
Oct 13, 2013 7:36pm
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I could do a pic, but don't want to post a spoiler for an upcoming event.

Versafine wins. It's my juiciest ink pad and made the best image. I don't have staz-on, so can't test that.

Eli, maybe there'll be a little time on Saturday for a mini-tutorial.
Re: Hula mouse
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #809540 by Granny Butterfly
Oct 13, 2013 7:43pm
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Bacon. Stuck to peanut butter. Or, if it's an English-speaking mouse, you can put My Humps on a loop, go happily off to work, and it will kill itself.
Re: Deleting Facebook
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #810236 by Bombshell
Oct 13, 2013 7:47pm
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Yay for Meredith, welcome back to the real world!!
Re: Mini Meet
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #810085 by Elle
Oct 13, 2013 7:47pm
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Ele, thanks for the hospitality and the boxes. Picked up Celestial lights on the way back home. Great story about out time at Ooltewah Cemetery. Must share when we meet again.
Night Boxing with Zombies Event
Board: State: Oregon
Oct 13, 2013 7:49pm
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What a fun time! Big thanks go out to The Oregon Head Hunters, The Original Goonies, Kuku, Red Fox, Evalenne, Inkwell (you were missed. Feel better soon) and anyone else I may have missed who had a hand in putting on such a fun night of boxing! Your creativity is outstanding! I am so impressed with all of your hard work to make such a memorable event from the awesome games to the amazing carves! The entire family was invovled from the littlest helpers to the awesome teens and you guys were so polite and helpful! I had a wonderful time! Thank you so much!

When is the next one?

Kizmet
Re: Deleting Facebook
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #810211 by Bombshell
Oct 13, 2013 7:51pm
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Congratulations. Facebook is a time sink and can be incredibly overwhelming (the people whose lives look perfect). I check in once a week or so, always making sure to log off when I leave, because a huge number of websites can know who you are (and other stuff about you) when you visit if you stay logged in to FB. You don't even have to have FB open. I have noticed that some of my friends, and some of my "friends," spend waaaaayyy too much time on FB. It's mostly not for me, and like many other things in life, moderation is the way to balance.
Re: Boxtoberfest 2013
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #810144 by Don't Panic
Oct 13, 2013 7:51pm
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And there was NOOOOOOOOOOO rain!!! lol!!!
Re: Deleting Facebook
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #810246 by scouttrekkie
Oct 13, 2013 7:51pm
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Yay for Meredith, welcome back to the real world!!

say the people who hunt for hidden things in the woods and have lists of pretend names in their phone contacts.
Re: Boxtoberfest 2013
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #810128 by lotus
Oct 13, 2013 7:52pm
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You all do such a great job. Each and every year. Thank you!!!
Re: Can't stop laughing
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #809663 by Fluffy Cow
Oct 13, 2013 7:59pm
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OMG!!!!!!! The drizzling SH*TS, as my sweet little grandma used to say. Seriously. I'm sooooo glad you did that, because now I get to do this and I've wanted an excuse to do that all week, because I have can't remember the last time I laughed, snorted, cried and had seizures all the same time.

Glossary.

*****Girly part alert***** No, not pictures. Jeez. ******Girly part alert.******
Re: Night Boxing with Zombies Event
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #810248 by Kizmet
Oct 13, 2013 8:05pm
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Agreed on all counts. It was a great time. The carves on the trail were amazing.
Re: Can't stop laughing
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #810253 by Wry Me
Oct 13, 2013 8:06pm
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Ha!

My cousin wanted me to try one of these. Um, no. I'll stick with Tampax Pearl. Pun intended..
Re: Geo Hunters
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #810230 by Wry Me
Oct 13, 2013 8:10pm
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pffft. That's "protect," not "protest." never mix beer and med, they said. Pfffft.
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810242 by The Wolf Family
Oct 13, 2013 8:21pm
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Dang. That's all I got.
Re: Night Boxing with Zombies Event
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #810248 by Kizmet
Oct 13, 2013 8:21pm
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Next years event is already in the works.
Re: OZ is making me crazy!!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810239 by The Wolf Family
Oct 13, 2013 8:23pm
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BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

oh no, not me! never. you of all people should know that indelicacies have never left my lily white mouth.

~tigs (did i say that with a straight face? was there a twitch?)
Re: Night Boxing with Zombies Event
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #810258 by Oregon Head Hunters
Oct 13, 2013 8:23pm
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Also wanted to give a huge thank you to Inkwell. She wasn't able to make the event, but she did make so many of the yummy goodies.

OHH
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810240 by Wry Me
Oct 13, 2013 8:25pm
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i love pathtags - but i thought you got them from Treasure Hiker Miles, not from geocaches?

although. . . SWGS sure has a bunch. we could just mug her, though. we don't have to cache for them. . .

~tigs
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810261 by tiggermama
Oct 13, 2013 8:48pm
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SWGS sure has a bunch. we could just mug her, though. we don't have to cache for them. . .

So we cache SWGS to get path tags.
Re: Night Boxing with Zombies Event
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #810258 by Oregon Head Hunters
Oct 13, 2013 8:54pm
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I/we really hope to make next year's event - it was such a bummer we had too much going on to be able to get up there this year!! Let us know when you have the date set for next year and I will put it in the calendar so other things need to adjust around it!!! :)
Re: Deleting Facebook
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #810251 by Wry Me
Oct 13, 2013 8:58pm
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say the people who hunt for hidden things in the woods

Exactly it's bad enough on AQ, don't need FB too, lol. ;-)
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810261 by tiggermama
Oct 13, 2013 9:02pm
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Making friends all over the place, are we? I could sit on her, but she might stop breathing and that would be inconvenient. I have another Big Girl friend who tells her unruly students, "You know if I fall over on you, you'll die, righ? I can make it look like an accident." (HS teacher, it's important to note)

I learned about them from a geocacher. I thought they used them as HH sorts of thingies, where you can take one in trade and log and track it.
Re: Mysterious reactivation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #810086 by Kelsung
Oct 13, 2013 9:06pm
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Oh, I see that now... I hadn't looked at the clue before, just the "limited time" icon. I always thought that was used when a box was only available for a limited time and then retired. Thanks! : )
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809776 by Kelsung
Oct 13, 2013 9:14pm
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Thanks Kelsung and others.
Re: Geo Hunters
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #810228 by tiggermama
Oct 13, 2013 9:22pm
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Do you think that is possible? Do you want to try?

no.

i want them to give me my stamp and logbook back. And my friend Muddy Paw's. And my friend greenmountainhiker's. And all my other friends who have been geotrashed.

I obviously can't help there be peace. Someone else please try.
Rating finds
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Oct 13, 2013 9:29pm
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I haven't been rating finds, yet. Partly because I am not sure what that does. If I rate a three, can that bring down someone's average? If I don't Rate at all, does that bring down the box average?

Once I gave Toyota salesman a bad review, and then found out it affected his pay...hadn't expected that. And now the repair folks at Toyota tell me if I don't rate them five out of five they will get in trouble.

So how do I do the least harm?

And am I rating the stamp, the directions, or what? What if I love the stamps in a series, but there is no upkeep and half the boxes are missing or empty?
Re: Deleting Facebook
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #810211 by Bombshell
Oct 13, 2013 9:43pm
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I LOVE FACEBOOK! And I'm not ashamed to say it. I have mine set up so that each time I look at it I find something that's interesting or gives me a smile. I ditch or hide people that strike a nerve. I only follow feel good pages. By carefully "customizing" it, I've made my own all day talk show. I've kept in touch with people who've moved far away, and rekindled great relationships with long lost friends and family.

I will say that I look at it as a connection to people. I don't really have the personality to care about "stuff". I'll like a friends new car picture, because in the end, the people that I have on fb will just as enthusiastically like a picture of my sleeping dog.

I guess what I'm saying is facebook is what you make it. And ultimately, you have control over that.
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810240 by Wry Me
Oct 13, 2013 9:49pm
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(Psssttt...BfloAnonChick had some made up for the WNY Boneyard Boxing event...you know, if you ever want to travel half way across the country for 72 boxes and a pathtag...)
Re: Common Ground
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #810271 by LuLaHe
Oct 13, 2013 9:52pm
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OOOOOOhhh. I DO I DO. clink clink clink
Re: Rating finds
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #810269 by Sunia
Oct 13, 2013 9:53pm
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If I rate a three, can that bring down someone's average? If I don't Rate at all, does that bring down the box average?

Not rating it doesn't affect the rating at all.

Rating it a three could bring it down, or it could bring up the average. It depends on what the current average is. It also depends on how you tend to rate boxes. If your ratings follow a normal distribution then your ratings will count more. Also, if your ratings correspond to what others have rated boxes your ratings also count more. Ryan doesn't explain all of the algorithm so that people don't game the system.

So how do I do the least harm?

If you rate all of the boxes a 5, your ratings won't count for much. And if you don't rate any boxes but those that you rate 5, your ratings also won't count for much.

If you don't want to affect any rating then you'll just have to not rate boxes.

And am I rating the stamp, the directions, or what? What if I love the stamps in a series, but there is no upkeep and half the boxes are missing or empty?

There is a wide variety of opinions about this, and you'll probably get to hear them. Take them all as opinions and make up your own mind. There's probably some guideline that I'm not remembering right now though.

I rate them based on the overall box: Location, stamp and logbook. I don't use the clue for much of the rating since I may have followed the directions incorrectly. Since there is only one rating for a series, you will be rating the overall series. Again, you'll have to decide what affects your rating.